Ishpeming, MI — July 4, 2016 — The parade for Independence day in Ishpeming was a huge event. It was already sunny and hot by the time it was time to line up our vans and float to enter! This year, Sunny.fm, 103FXD and WRUP were well represented for Great Lakes Radio. Todd Noordyk, our leader here at GLR was heading up our vehicles with Adam Carpenter from the Outdoor Show in a Kawasaki Mule from Zambon’s in Marquette. In tow behind the Mule were Miss Pre-Teen Great Lakes State and Miss Pre-Teen Upper Midwest in a boat passing out candy with smiles and waves.
Lane Dawson was driving the 103 FXD truck with the lovely Nancy Longtine as his co-pilot. Premium Pole Buildings and Storage Sheds was behind them with our newest giveaway prize being pulled by the Gravedoni’s. Bill Tibor was following them in the WRUP van with Mike and Walt from the Morning Show completing our line-up.
There was a good showing of floats and groups on this gorgeous Fourth of July. I was happy to see the Girl Scouts celebrating 100 years of service with a float and troop members all in the parade. Another parade favorite of mine is always the marching bands from the high school as well as the city groups.
It’s a wonderful sunny day for celebrating The United States of America’s independence. Let us know how you celebrated your holiday or any of your favorite attractions from the parade!